Book review: ELI Vocabulary in Pictures

This week I received a huge box of resources from ELI Publishing. The first book that caught my eye was ELI Vocabulary in Pictures, which […]

Can Text Messages Home Help Build Vocabulary? Q&A With Temple University Researchers

A new effort shows promising signs that carefully crafted text messages to family members can help young children learn new vocabulary words they are seeing […]

TEFL Games: Answer Smash!

I used this game at the end of class last week. It was just for fun, although I guess you could tweak it to cover […]

Connecting Visuals and Language for Learning

How often do you find ELT students still confusing the same words, repeating the same lexis and wondering how to break those linguistic habits? As […]

3 ways to use virtual bulletin boards

Padlet, Google Keep and Corkulous — oh my! 1.Padlet Padlet’s been a go-to for a number of our educators for a while now, based on […]

Tech or Treat: Spook-tacular Halloween Resources for the Classroom II

Looking for some fun activities to celebrate Halloween in your classroom? Then look no further! Listed below is a recently updated version of some really spook-tacular […]

The Days of The Week - Interactive worksheet

Worksheet to practice the days of the week, with reading, listening and writing exercises. Aimed at A1 ESL students. By Víctor Gayol, from Live Worksheets.Follow […]

Game on countries and nationalities

Play the puzzle and learn about countries and nationalities. Pay attention to the spelling of both the country and its corresponding nationality. Have a good […]

Twist on a classic: Harry the Hippo

A nod to TESOLTOOLBOX here… Harry the Hippo is a fun guessing game to use in the class. It can be adapted for practicing various […]

Sifting through Words

Guiding learners through the steps of carrying out research is never simple. Approaches need to be engaging, meaningful and above all, clear to students.  One […]

Dear First Generation College Student,

Dear First Generation College Student, Decades ago, I was you.  Specifically, I was first-generation low-income (#FLI). Now, I have a doctorate and teach and train […]

World Environment Day 2018 - The Problem of Plastics

Undoubtedly beautiful. Undoubtedly wonderful. Yet the truth of our oceans also tell other stories which may not be so appealing. The World Environment Day is […]

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